PAPILLON Gite at our Family Friendly property
near St Jean d'Angely
Papillon sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It was originally used for keeping animals (probably pigs - hence the name
'butterfly' ! it sounds nicer !) It has now been totally converted into a
lovely cottage with terrace front and
rear with charcoal barbecue. Downstairs is
open plan with living and dining areas and for those who enjoy
cooking up
local french dishes such as moules in cream sauce - it has a very spacious kitchen area with
loads of work space and cupboards for storing all those goodies purchased at the market. The kitchen  is
equipped with 4 ring gas hob, work top electric oven /grill, sink, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
and all the basic pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.The
low dark ceilings with ancient exposed central oak
beam  and the
exposed stone walls, create a lovely dark, cool escape from the heat of the summer.
On the first floor is a good sized double bedroom with large wardrobe, draw unit and vanity basin; a twin room with wardrobe and a small childrens room with bunk beds and set
of draws as well as hooks for hanging.  The bathroom has a bath with shower facility, toilet and basin and as with all our cottages -
loads of hot water and good pressure for the
shower. The
straight wooden staircase is open tread and is steeper than what you may be used to at home but has a stair barrier top and bottom. There is a stone step down to
the doorway which may be an issue for toddlers. There is a spacious patio area front and rear with a bbq at the back and garden furniture at the front.
Papillon front terrace
View from Papillon terrace
Wall family review of La Grange du Moulin,
We have just spent a fabulous week in the Papillon gite, our first holiday with children. It is a wonderful
setting in the rolling countryside with nothing but open fields as far as you can see. Wendy and Chris have
tried to think of everything and anything they can do to make your holiday with young children as stress
free as possible- and they have certainly achieved this. There are some lovely touches which make this
place 'stand out from the norm', from boxes of toys in each gite, to a dvd library and the evening taste du
terroir and seafood bbqs were fantastic and a must do. It is in a great location with plenty to see and do, the
zoo, aquarium and great beaches all found within an hour or so. I cannot rate this holiday highly enough,
but as a family we only have one regret - that we didn't book two weeks !!